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Karnataka - General Info

Karnataka is a land of fragrance - fragrance of enchanting perfume of sandal and agarbathis, the aroma of fresh roasted coffee beans, the head fragrance of the Mysore Mallige and thousands of roses blossoming. Ancient sculptured temples, magnificent palaces, ornate buildings and colourful festivals blend beautifully with the evergreen forests, golden beaches, orange groves and garden cities to form this exquisite land.

Area 1,91,791 Sq. km.
Capital Bangalore
Boundaries East- Andhra Pradesh West - Goa and the Arabian Sea, South - Kerala and Karnataka, North - Maharashtra .
Language   Kannada
Airports  Bangolare, Mangalore, Hubli and Belgaum.
Population 44,850,000 aprrox.
Literacy Ratio 56%
No. of Districts 20
Minerals Iron Ore, Copper, Manganese, China clay, Limestone, Chromite, Gold
Major Cities Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Hubli, Belgaum
Crops Rice, Maize, Raji, Bajra, Jowar, Cardomom, Apricot, Coconut, Cotton, Groundnut, Chillies, Sugar-cane, Tobacco, Castor seeds, Tea
Roads Karnataka had 1,37,520 km (1996-97) of motorable roads including 1,997 km of national highways. The surfaced road length with 87,000 km constituted 65% of  the total road length.

 

Important Museums

Bangalore

Government Museums - Cubbon Park, Karnataka Government Museum and Venkatappa Art Gallery, Visvesvarya Industrial and Techonological Museum

Bijapur

Archaeological Museum

Halebid 

Archaeological Museum

Hampi 

Archaeological Museum

Srirangapatanam 

Tipu Sultan Museum

Mysore 

Sri Chamarajendra Art Gallery - Jagan Mohan Palace, Museum of Art and Archaeology - University of Mysore, Folklore Museums - University of Mysore.

 

Hill Resorts

Kammanagudi (1434 m) Railhead - Terikere 38 km

Madikere (1170 m) Railhead - Mysore 120km

Nandi Hills (1479 m) Railhead - Bangalore 60 km

 

Pilgrim Centers

Bijapur 

Ibrahim Rauza, tomb of Ibrahim Adil Shahi.

Dharmasthala 

Temple of Manjunatha (Shiva), Gomateshwara statue and Jain centre.

Gokarna 

There is a Shiva temple with Atmalinga worshipped by Ravana.

Mysore 

Chamundeswari temple on the top of Chamundi hill.

Pattadakal 

 Sangameswara temple.

Shivanga 

Temple dedicated to Gangadhara and Honna Devi.

Soundatti 

Temple of Renuka or Yellamma.

Sringeri 

Spot on the banks of Tunga river where Adi Shankaracharya established the first math.

Talakaveri 

Source of Kaveri river.

Udipi 

Krishna Temple and seat of the eight mathas founded by Madhvacharya.

Whitefield

Satya Sai Baba Ashram
 
 
 
Holiday packages covering Karnataka